Set up, operate and maintain a portable audio recorder

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver DEFFOR007, 'Set up, operate and maintain a portable audio recorder'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Select and prepare portable audio recorder, equipment and materials

1.1 Identify and confirm portable audio recorder and equipment for the task.

1.2 Perform visual, auditory or tactile inspection of the portable audio recorder and equipment to ensure its operation.

1.3 Charge the batteries to meet the requirements of the task.

1.4 Report and record details of faulty or damaged equipment.

2. Test all operational aspects of portable audio recorder

2.1 Test the portable audio recorder and equipment to ensure it is fit for purpose.

2.2 Check the functions of the portable audio recorder to ensure it can achieve the required result.

2.3 Load the audio recording media for the task.

3. Operate portable audio recorder

3.1 Operate the portable audio recorder to achieve forensic investigation requirements.

3.2 Place microphones if appropriate and check microphone placement to ensure desired result is achieved.

3.3 Screen external noise.

3.4 Check recording levels and adjust portable audio recorder sound levels.

3.5 Adjust and move portable audio recorder and equipment.

3.6 Remove and process audio recording media.

4. Inspect, clean, maintain and store portable audio recorder and equipment

4.1 Conduct auditory or tactile inspection to identify possible operational or physical failure of portable audio recorder or equipment.

4.2 Clean, maintain, assemble and store portable audio recorder and equipment.

4.3 Perform power checks and software checks.

4.4 Perform internal or external repairs.

4.5 Update portable audio recorder records.